🔗 Ulysses & Micro.blog

The state of Georgia had to fuck around and find out. They just lost the MLB All-Star Game in Atlanta thanks to the voter suppression tactics of state Republicans.

Between watching Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey struggle with keeping her mask straight and then saying they should get rid of Covid testing during the Final Four, I’m kind of glad that foul wasn’t called now. This also wasn’t her first time saying something stupid.

Mike Gastineau’s account of how Sonics fans won’t let this team die is spot on. It’s probably a little cult-like, and I can’t really explain it, but I get more excited talking about the Sonics than I do anything else basketball related. Sonics Forever is worth checking out.

Mac OS X launched 20 years ago today. It came with a brand-new interface, one that prompted me to switch while I was taking graphics design classes. The Aqua interface was much more flexible than what Windows offered at the time. I haven’t looked back since.

🔗 Sounders, Puyallup Tribe announce multi-year sponsorship - Sounder At Heart

Ulysses 22 is out

Ulysses has long been one of my favorite writing apps. The problem I’ve had with it is I’ve not quite had a major use for it. Giving me a main reason could give me a reason to pull everything else into Ulysses as well. Well, with version 22, Ulysses has added support for Micro.blog publishing.

I especially love how they describe Micro.blog:

If you don’t know Micro.blog, you should definitely check it out. It’s like Twitter, only without ads, and without likes or retweets, and without posts that are forced into your timeline, and without a character limit that encourages reduction. It’s also decentralized, you own your content, it has themes, and it’s built by a very cool team of really nice people.

I’ve been using the beta for version 22 for a couple of weeks now, and I can tell you publishing to Micro.blog from Ulysses has been great. I suggest checking it out, along with the other features Ulysses provides.

Hillbilly Headlines - March 20

From Marty & McGee

Gas money to the fullest extent.

My hometown made it!!! Shout out to Pensacola!

LeBron James becomes part owner of the Red Sox.

So, Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars are making music together now. Wow!

Ben Gibbard talks “Black Sun” and having his own line of custom Fender guitars

Since the late 1990s, Ben Gibbard has been a prominent voice in indie rock as singer-songwriter for the platinum-selling band Death Cab for Cutie. The Ben Gibbard Mustang brings his melodic style to the stage with a modified ‘70s Mustang, featuring a chambered ash body, a 3-way rotary pickup selector switch and a rock-solid hardtail bridge. Watch Ben dive into his songwriting process using his Signature Mustang in our latest episode of Tracks.

For more info on the Ben Gibbard Mustang: fender.com/ben-gibba…

🔗 Artist Uses a Chainsaw to Transform a Fallen Redwood Tree Into a Stunning Giant Pacific Octopus

Impressive work from an artist from the Puget Sound region.

🔗 Ichiro’s home project: a pitching mound

Ichiro was the most prepared player I’ve ever seen. That hasn’t stopped in retirement.

🔗 Illinois becomes first state to sign law eliminating cash bail - Axios

So, it is possible to make meaningful reforms.

Trying out Hey. So far I like it. I already love how notifications are off by default.

🔗 Christopher Lawley’s Walkthrough of Craft

If you’ve been curious about the new note taking app Craft, this is a good overview.

🔗 Today I learned how the Daft Punk robot helmets were created - The Verge

This was a timely article, released last Friday.

Hillbilly Headlines - Feb. 20

I’m going to try to start posting these again.

From Marty & McGee:

Dr. Raul Pino, the director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, told reporters that the women were caught dressing up as “grannies” — “the bonnets, the gloves, the glasses, the whole thing” — at the vaccination site on Wednesday.

“I opened the toilet seat and there’s just a bear face just right there at the level of the toilet seat, just looking right back up through the hole, right at me,”

Uncle Snoop’s Army Radio on Apple Music is pretty dope!

🔗 Kitty Letter is a new mobile word game from the creator of The Oatmeal - The Verge

It is really good!

🔗 Unread 2.5 Expands Unread’s Free Tier and More

If you’ve never tried Unread for reading RSS feeds, now is a good time to try it out.

🔗 The iconic watches that inspired Apple Watch faces

An interesting, detailed look at the inspiration behind some of the watch faces on the Apple Watch.

🔗 Apple celebrates Black History Month - Apple

The Watch band is enticing. I’m also looking forward to what suggested reading is offered.

🔗 Gallery: Here’s a first look at the new watchOS 7.3 ‘Unity’ watch face - 9to5Mac

I like this one!

Daily Links - Jan 15

  • ☕️ Japanese coffee chain reveals power of iOS 14 App Clips - iMore
  • 🍿 Macaulay Culkin is Down With Scrubbing Donald Trump From ‘Home Alone 2’ - Okayplayer
  • 🎶 Descendents Bid President Trump Farewell on ‘That’s the Breaks’ - Spin
  • 🎶 System of a Down Elaborate on Their Reunion: ‘Never Call It Quits’ - Spin
  • 🎶 D’Angelo Resurfaces with a Psychedelic Soul Masterclass - Okayplayer
  • 🏛 Justice Department Filing Says “Strong Evidence” Capitol Rioters Intended to “Capture and Assassinate” Lawmakers - Slate
  • 🏛 The case of the missing relief money - Axios
  • 🏛 A guide to President Trump’s second impeachment trial - Axios